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    Successful Exceptional Hardship Argument in Magistrates Court for Totter - November 2020

    This client was represented by Millicent Dooher, barrister, at his sentencing hearing in the Magistrates Court. He was in possession of 9pp at the time of the speeding offence for which he was due to be sentenced and not withstanding the passage of time which reduced his points down to […]

    Jury Returns Not Guilty Verdicts to Two Counts of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving - January 2020

    Harry Bowyer was instructed on behalf of a driver who turned right into a side road into the path of a motorcycle that he had not seen. The rider and his pillion both died of their injuries. Guilty pleas were offered from the beginning to causing death by careless driving […]

    Careless Driving Not Far Short of Dangerous Driving – Truck Driver Keeps his Licence - July 2019

    Helen Newbold, barrister, represented this driver in the Magistrates’ Court where he pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving. The prosecution produced CCTV of his truck hitting one car causing it to smash into another, writing both vehicles off and causing significant injuries to the drivers. The Prosecution described […]

    Successful Exceptional Hardship Argument – Driver Keeps Licence. - May 2019

    This lorry driver was reported for his 4th SP 30  offence which would have inevitably brought him up to 12 penalty points and disqualification. Using our knowledge of transport operations, including the many thousands of kilometres over an average driver clocked up by a tramping HGV driver, we were able […]

    Driver Alleged to be Travelling at 100mph Found Not Guilty of Careless Driving – Sentence 3 Penalty Points and a Band A Fine for Speeding. - May 2019

    Harry Bowyer represented this motorist who the police alleged was travelling at speeds of up to 100mph. The police officers had conspicuously failed to follow the procedure laid down in the NPCC guide for conducting a follow check. After a trial, where the officers were extensively cross examined as to […]

    Charitable Driver Keeps Taxi Licence on Appeal - March 2019

    Laura Newton, motoring solicitor, represented a Taxi Licence holder on appeal at Derby Magistrates’ Court. The driver, who is well known for his charity work throughout Derby, had been picked up by two speed cameras whilst driving home to assist his wife who needed urgent medical treatment. The Licencing Committee […]

    Driver Looking at Disqualification for Totting Receives 6 points and keeps licence - January 2019

    This driver represented by barrister Helen Newbold, was facing up to 18 points for four driving related offences. With the loss of his licence the loss his employment a very real possibility. After taking advice from Helen Newbold, the driver entered guilty pleas. Helen then entered into discussions with the […]

    Speed Camera at Fault or Human Error? - March 2019

    Martin Smith, motoring solicitor, represented the driver of a lorry who faced a very serious allegation of speeding. A “Safer Roads” Enforcement Officer had looked at photographic evidence and had come to the conclusion that the lorry had been driven at a speed of 67 mph in a 40 mph […]

    Cannabis Smoking Truck Driver Keeps Licence After Appeal to the Crown Court. - January 2019

    This driver, represented in the Crown Court by Barrister Harry Bowyer (SBC did not act in the Magistrates’ Court), appealed his disqualification for Drug Driving. He had given a ride to a friend who had offered him roll up cigarettes on their journey down south. The driver accepted the cigarettes […]

    Silly String Obscures Speed Sign – Special Reasons – No Points Imposed - January 2019

    Motoring Solicitor Laura Newton represented a driver who had missed a change in speed limit due to the sign being obscured by silly string and inadvertently exceeded the limit by 20mph. He was required to attend Court under the Single Justice Procedure as the speed to was too high to […]

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